Parts or products from high performance metal are very expensive, partly due to the processing complexities during manufacturing. The purpose of this project is to use additive laser deposition and machining processes to repair titanium parts, thus extending the service life of these parts. The study broadly included preparing the defects, laser deposition, machining, sample preparation and mechanical tests. Comparative study of mechanical properties (UTS, YS, percentage elongation) of the repaired samples to the ideal conditions was undertaken. The research throws up interesting facts where the data from the test sample shows enhancement of properties of the repaired part.

Meeting Name

24th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium -- An Additive Manufacturing Conference (2013: Aug. 12-14, Austin, TX)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center


This research was supported by GNK Aerospace and National Science Foundation Grant IIP-1046492, Intelligent Systems Center and Material Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Their support is greatly appreciated.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

14 Aug 2013

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Manufacturing Commons